Restorative Dentistry: Repair and Restore Your Natural Look
Are you missing one or all of your teeth? Restorative dentistry can repair and restore the natural look of your smile. With restorative dentistry treatments, you can smile with confidence again! Tooth loss can be a demoralizing experience, but we're here to help. At Dennis R. Lockney, DDS, PA, we are committed to helping you restore your smile every step of the way.
Dr. Lockney has additional training in dental implantology, and particularly enjoys helping patients with complex cases. He regularly performs wisdom tooth removal, places and restores all forms of dental implants and completes difficult root canals and re-treatments.
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
For small cavities, tooth-colored dental fillings are an excellent choice. To protect your overall health, Dr. Lockney only uses mercury-free fillings to treat cavities. Not only are they safer, but they’re also more attractive.
Our Concord, NC dentist office offers full-coverage dental crowns, made from luminous porcelain and Zirconia materials. These restorations offer beautiful aesthetic results that protect your natural tooth from further damage or decay. They’re also perfect for topping off your dental implants.
You don’t have to live with a gap in your smile! Our Concord dental practice offers metal free bridges, crafted from porcelain and Zirconia to replace your missing tooth. These durable white restorations enhance your smile’s health and appearance. The crown on either end is called an "abutment," and is bonded onto existing teeth to support the bridge.
Are you missing a tooth and want a permanent replacement? Dr. Lockney is one of the only dentists in the Concord, NC area that surgically places dental implants in his own office, instead of referring you elsewhere for the surgical phase. Dental implants are titanium posts implanted in your jaw that act as artificial “tooth roots”, permanently anchoring your new tooth, bridge or denture. Your replacement tooth will be carefully crafted to look natural and fit into your smile seamlessly.
Have you lost an entire arch of teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth? Are you going to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save? You may be able to replace them with fixed dentures, which are supported by dental implants.
All-on-4® Dental Implants
With All-on-4, your dental implants are stabilized together with a prosthesis to allow you to use your teeth immediately. If you are a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants , you can expect to have your teeth in just one day! Everyone’s case is unique but the vast majority of the work done by Dr. Lockney will be done before the dental implant surgery.
Full and Partial Dentures
For patients missing all their teeth, we offer traditional dentures to give you back the function, feel and appearance of your natural teeth. For optimal aesthetics, we also offer flexible smile replacements for partial areas of missing teeth.
If you already have dentures, but hate the way they fit, we offer an implant retainment option for greater stability. We can even retro-fit your existing dentures to snap into place!
Are your existing dentures loose and causing you discomfort? Dr. Lockney can eliminate the problem of slippery dentures using dental implants. Once implants are placed, Dr. Lockney will fit your dentures with attachments that allow the implants to hold your dentures firmly in place. No more sliding around and discomfort!
Pediatric dentistry is about more than bright, healthy smiles. Dr. Lockney wants to make sure your child’s visit is rewarding and fun.